Playing it safe in the data centre?

The fight over "shadow IT" -- the signing up for cloud services by staff impatient with IT's slow pace of adding needed technology -- may be masking a serious problem: A CIO out of

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Group harnesses Canadian tech industry to fight youth unemployment

Youth unemployment in Toronto is in excess of 20 per cent - one of the highest rates in Canada. Yet many technology companies in the region struggle to find qualified talent. A new

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Jim Love

Google exec named Obama’s CTO

Officials from two of the world's biggest technology companies have been named to top spots in the Obama administration. Megan Smith,  Google vice-president executive of new business initiatives, will become the chief technology officer

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Find a strategy for your IT strategy

It's hard enough for a CIO to develop a current IT strategy for an organization, particularly if the entity has many diverse divisions. What about the next step? The solution, says futurist Thornton

Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Dealing with IT setbacks

After working through some challenging management problems, a staffer came to me and reported a setback to which I uttered “Rats, Bats and Alley Cats”. The stupefied employee retorted – “Say what?”  I

Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Ken Metcalfe

A book on innovation worth keeping

The Innovator’s Method - Bringing the Lean Startup Into Your Organization Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer Harvard Business Review Press The best thing about this book is that there isn’t much new in

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Jim Love

Women in IT lead with grace, assertiveness, courage and swagger

I was really excited to attend the Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon last Thursday as a guest of Roberta Fox of the Fox Group. I wasn't sure what to expect. Growing up

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Chris Henry

As CMOs rise, where’s the CIO?

A lot has been written lately about the increasing power of chief marketing officers in making corporate technology decisions as they sign up cloud services. They're doing so because they complain IT departments

Published on: August 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

MTS looking for new CEO

Pierre Blouin will step down as CEO of Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) later this year after nine years as the head of a telecom company that tried and failed to make a national

Published on: August 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon